Lightstream Joins Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Winners of the 2016 Chicago Innovation Awards to Ring Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell

Event celebrates innovation in the Chicago region

CHICAGO—(March 27, 2017)—Lightstream (formerly Infiniscene) today joins Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and winners of the 2016 Chicago Innovation Awards, in New York City to ring the Closing Nasdaq Bell. The event, arranged by the Chicago Innovation Awards, will emphasize the surge of innovation that is occurring in the Chicago region, and shine a spotlight on the organizations that make up its vibrant economy.

“This annual event is an excellent example of how the Chicago Innovation Awards celebrates the spirit of innovation in organizations across all industries, sizes and sectors,” said Tom Kuczmarski, co-founder of the Chicago Innovation Awards.

“We’re beyond excited— this is an honor for our small team,” said Stu Grubbs, CEO and co-founder of Lightstream. “I’m just really proud of our team, and all we’ve accomplished with the support of Chicago’s community.”

Lightstream is a free, powerful, and easy-to-use broadcast studio in a web browser that removes the barriers of traditional live streaming software. Easy enough for anyone to start streaming and powerful enough to enable multiplayer streaming, remote collaboration, and so much more.

Joining Lightstream will be other winners of the 2016 Chicago Innovation Awards, including: alligatortek, Baxter, Blue1647, CancerIQ, ContextMedia, Danco, Drivin, Edovo, Federal Signal, ForeverCar, FourKites, Girls in the Game, HubTran, Leap Innovations, Livingston Products, Modobag, One Million Degrees, Page Vault, Proxfinity, Radio Flyer, Real Food Blends, Shoe Drop and The Mom Project.

To learn more about the Chicago Innovation Award winners, watch their video testimonials.

About Lightstream

Lightstream ( is the future of live video production and the leader in cloud-based live streaming software. Built by a small, passionate team, Lightstream’s vision is to empower anyone to share their perspective, their experience, their story.

Lightstream (formerly Infiniscene) is part of the Techstars Chicago class of 2015, and is named one of Chicago’s Top 50  and Top 16 startups to watch. The team secured $1.8 million in funding and is backed by such notable investors as MK Capital, Pritzker Group and MATH Ventures. For more information about Lightstream, visit the official website and blog.

About the Chicago Innovation Awards

The Chicago Innovation Awards, established in 2002, have grown from a single awards ceremony to a year-long series of events and activities designed to celebrate innovation in the Chicago region, educate people and organizations about the principles of innovation, and connect the corners of the economy by building relationships that strengthen companies, grow the economy and create jobs.  For more information, visit

PR Contacts:

Stu Grubbs

Chicago Innovation Awards:
Luke Tanen

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